Foreward by Kate Macfarlane, Co-Director of Drawing Room
Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing is both a practical guide to drawing and an informative insight into the minds of artists who work with the medium. Drawing Projects profiles ten key artists and illustrators revealing their working environments and practices including Dryden Goodwin, Cornelia Parker, Claude Heath, William Kentridge and Keith Tyson. Each artist comments on the value of drawing in their own work, opening up discussions on how we view life, art and the story that is told when the two are combined. Drawing Projects includes 15 projects for the reader to join in and work through at their own pace, including detailed tutorials and instructions on how to draw these images. They also go beyond that to advise on the mental skills required to become a proficient drawer by seeing beyond subjects as recognisable objects, and instead appreciate the abstract form of the world around us. Full of handy tips and useful details, with colour illustrations and photographs to engage the reader throughout, as well as a glossary of technical terms and precise information on drawing materials and techniques; Drawing Projects is a practical guide to drawing and an informative insight into the minds of artists and contemporary practitioners of drawing. As such, Drawing Projects will inspire enthusiasts and beginners alike by bringing this popular medium to life in a relevant, contemporary way.